Green Post-Corona Talks


The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is having a grip on societies worldwide and will impact our lives long after the crisis is overcome. It is clear that we cannot continue with “business as usual,” but that we need to discuss positive ideas and concepts for a better, greener future and resilient societies now.

GEF is therefore hosting the Green Post-Corona Talks, a series of participatory online discussions with high-level experts, thinkers, and policy-makers, and the opportunity for participants to pose their most pressing questions to them live.

The talks will highlight what is currently at stake in the Corona crisis but also look beyond the period of the pandemic, and what possible solutions are already out there and can lend themselves to design the post-corona world.

The series will cover different themes from economy, over migration to gender, and bring in inspiring perspectives from all across Europe.

The project is implemented in cooperation with Oikos.


The series


Moderated by Dirk Holemans, coordinator of the Flemish Think Tank Oikos and Co-President of the Green European Foundation.

Thursday, 23 April: 14:00 – 15:00 – Series kick off, part 1Corona and its consequences for the environment

With: Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director of the European Environment Agency

Friday, 24 April: 16:00 – 17:00 – Series kick off, part 2Corona and its consequences for Europe

With: Philippe Lamberts, Co-President of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament and Mar Garcia, Secretary General of the European Green Party

Wednesday, 29 April: 19:00 – 20:30Feminism in times of Corona

With: Małgorzata Tracz, Member of the Polish Parliament for the Greens; Joanna Maycock, Secretary General of the European Women’s Lobby;  Laura López Domínguez, Member of the Spanish Parliament for the Catalan Greens

Wednesday, 6 May: 14:00 – 15:00 – Food security and food sovereignty in times of Corona

With: Stanka Becheva, Campaigner for Food, agriculture and biodiversity at Friends of the Earth Europe; Olivier de Schutter, co-chair of IPES-Food and former UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food; and Tilly Metz, Member of the European Parliament for the Greens/EFA group

Wednesday, 13 May: 14:00 – 15:00 – Corona and the future of work

With: Kim van Sparrentak, Member of the European Parliament for the Greens/EFA group, and Jelena Miloš, Project Coordinator at UniCare Europe

Tuesday, 19 May: 18:00 – 19:15 – Corona and the future of transportation

With: Leonore Gewessler, Austrian Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology; William Todts, Executive Director Transport and Environment; Elke van den Brandt, Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region, responsible for Mobility, Public Works and Road Safety

Wednesday, 27 May: 14:00 – 15:00 – Corona and contact tracing apps

With: Seda Gürses,  Privacy Researcher, Marleen Stikker, Internet Pioneer, and Laura Sophie Dornheim – Member of the Greens Berlin and speaker of the state working group on internet policy


Wednesday, 3 June: 14:00 – 15:00 – Universal Basic Income as a possible remedy to the COVID-19 crisis?

With: Alviina Alametssä, Member of the European Parliament for the Greens/EFA group, and Natalie Bennett, former GEF Board Member and Member of the UK House of Lords, Julen Bollain, economist, UBI researcher and member of the Basque Parliament

Wednesday, 10 June: 14:00 – 15:00 – The COVID-19 crisis and the future of Europe

With: Srećko Horvat, Croatian philosopher, member of Diem25 and co-founder of the Subversive Festival Zagreb and Marie Toussaint, Member of the European Parliament for the Greens/EFA group (tbc)

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We rely on your generous contribution to continue putting together new, exciting Green Post-Corona Talks made extensively available to the general European public!  By making a donation to GEF today, you are working together with us to highlight and propel green ideas that push the frontier and bring us closer to a better world for us all!  Thank you for your support. We can only thrive together!

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